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  1. Cost of insuring against layoffs to decrease in Guangzhou

    Posted Dec 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the premiums would be 'reduced by a large margin starting from January to alleviate the burden on enterprises, especially labour-intensive ones', Xinhua reported yesterday. He did not give ... enterprises had been the first to feel the effects of the global economic slowdown, Xinhua said. In the first six months of the year, 67,000 such companies, each with business exceeding 5 million ...

  2. Economic giant Shandong reports job losses

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Xinhua reported yesterday. Shandong has the second-largest provincial economy in terms of gross domestic product, after Guangdong. It was the first time in many years the booming coastal province ... the increase in 2006, Xinhua said. The authorities in Qingdao, Shandong's economic centre, had handled 7,897 labour disputes since January, or 141.6 per cent more than the same period last year. ...

  3. In Brief

    Posted Jul 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Workers uncover bombs at Harbin building site Construction workers in Harbin have unearthed three bombs at a building site. in the city. Xinhua reports that one of the bombs was damaged and discharged a strong smell. At least four of the workers experienced a choking sensation after the excavation. Police officers and military personnel wearing protective uniforms took ...

  4. What's Happening and where

    Posted Jul 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... News MORE THAN 80PC OF GRADUATES LAND JOBS An average of 83 per cent of Beijing students who graduated this year are now employed, the Beijing Morning Post reports. About 91 per cent ... fairs will help graduates who have not yet found employment as well as prepare students who will graduate next year for the job market, Xinhua reports. PULL OF THE OCEAN DRAWS 21 MILLION New ...

  5. Urban jobless goal of 4.5pc on target

    Posted Oct 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not find a job six months after leaving school. The Xinhua report said the number of jobseekers in urban China would reach 24 million this year. The number of registered jobless people is close ...

  6. Ailing deputy on the job

    Posted Jun 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter State media yesterday reported that ailing Vice-Premier Huang Ju has issued another directive- on employment. The cancer-stricken vice-premier sent a directive to a national employment conference in Nanchang, Jiangxi province, on Friday, Xinhua reported. However, Mr Huang was apparently not well enough to attend the conference, as the keynote speech was delivered ...

  7. Foxconn and Honda examples of a new philosophy on wages

    Posted Jun 05th 2010, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... a more correct headline. Plough through the coverage by Xinhua and other state media on the Foxconn and Honda incidents and you will see what I mean. It is overwhelming, not just in the volume, but the timeliness and the intensity. In short, Xinhua is acting like a real news agency. First, the sensational Foxconn suicides. In January, Xinhua reported the first case among the 450,000 employee ...

  8. Jobs Roundup

    Posted Feb 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of businesses will shrink recruitment targets this year, and some have cancelled recruitment plans altogether, the Beijing Evening News reports. According to a survey by two major Beijing consulting ...

  9. Some teachers to get higher allowances

    Posted Jan 01st 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... inflation in a decade. Xinhua said the decision to raise allowances for highly qualified senior teachers from today reflected how much the government cared about teachers. The increases would also foster a sense of dedication among outstanding teachers and raise the quality of tuition on the mainland, the news agency said. Average base salaries for primary and secondary teachers hover ...

  10. Shenzhen officials order firm to set up trade union

    Posted Sep 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shenzhen authorities have ordered electronics maker Foxconn's mainland subsidiary Hongfujin Precision Industry to set up a trade union for its workers by the end of this year, Xinhua ... to Hongfujin asking it to set up a trade union since 2004. But the firm failed to comply, saying it lacked approval from Foxconn. Xinhua said the Shenzhen authorities had formed a task force ...




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